Postgraduate Student Profiles

Marcela Porto CostaMarcela Porto Costa

Marcela Porto Costa – PhD in Environmental Science

Marcela is a PhD student in the School of Natural Sciences. She is originally from Brazil.

As a PhD student I have many opportunities, as well as my research: The best thing is that I can join any module that I think is relevant to my work

Mohammed ZumayaMohammed Zumaya

Mohammed Zumaya – MSc in Accounting and Finance

Mohammed Zumaya is 28 years old and from Saudi Arabia.

Bangor is a small, amazing and quiet city. The locals are friendly and I enjoy the close proximity of nature.

Osama AlruwailiOsama Alruwaili

Osama Alruwaili – PhD in Linguistics

Osama Alruwaili is in the third year of a PhD in Linguistics. He is originally from Saudi Arabia.

I enjoy the modules and the staff are amazing. Being a teacher as well is a good experience.

Sue JacksonSue Jackson

Sue Jackson – MA Education Studies

Sue Jackson from Llandudno. She attended Bangor University to a BSc in Health Studies in 2003 and since then have undertaken a PGCE at Llandrillo college followed by her counselling qualification and Masters.

I wanted to develop my counselling skills and gain a Masters qualification.

Kristin LisselKristin Lissel

Kristin Lissel – PhD in Critical and Creative Writing

Kristin studied Creative and Professional Writing at Bangor and is now pursuing a part-time PhD at Bangor, whilst being based in Sweden.

As I am a PhD student, I have had the privilege of choosing and tailoring my own research topic, which is an extension of what I learned during my undergraduate course. In simple terms, I research a possible link between Scandinavian folklore and modern Nordic noir through practice based research.

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Nenie Eunice Anetekhai – MBA Law and Management

Nenie Eunice Anetekhai is 26 years old and from Nigeria.

The town is walkable, the air is clean, the people are warm and willing to help. There are lots of shopping discounts for students so the lifestyle is not expensive.

Tara JohnstonTara Johnston

Tara Johnston – MSc Clinical and Health Psychology

Tara Johnston is from The Wirral. She went to Upton Hall School before coming to Bangor to study Psychology.

Life in Bangor has a really friendly, community feel. I enjoy everything being so close by, you don’t feel alone in a big city or lost very often.

Jamie PottenJamie Potten

Jamie Potten – MBA Management

Jamie Potten is from Maidstone in Kent. He graduated from Bangor with a degree in Creative Studies and is now studying for an MBA in Management.

Bangor offered everything I wanted, I’d heard great things about the course and it’s such an amazing and unique place to study, There really is nowhere like it.

Mohammed AlyamiMohammed Alyami

Mohammed Alyami – Analytical Chemistry

Mohammed Saeed Alyami is from Saudi Arabia and is studying for a PhD in Analytical Chemistry.

I chose to study in Bangor because it's a nice university and there is always support for the students.

Beverly Pickard-JonesBeverly Pickard-Jones

Beverly Pickard-Jones – MSc in Psychological Research

Beverley Pickard-Jones lives near Bangor and worked as a business consultant before studying at Bangor. She's now studying a MSc in Psychological Research.

One of my favourite modules explored conceptual issues in psychology. We were able to define our own essay title and research an area that interested us. I loved that assignment!

Michela CorteseMichela Cortese

Michela Cortese – PhD Creative Studies

Michela is a PhD candidate and associate lecturer in journalism and visual media studies at Bangor University. She is an expert in risk communication and environmental communication, and she is a member and adviser for the Media and Persuasive Communication Network at Bangor.

My research focuses on visual communication of climate change through film and television from a sociological perspective

Sandy Paola Perez-RoblesSandy Paola Perez-Robles

Sandy Paola Perez-Robles – PhD in Finance

Sandy Paola Perez-Robles is in the third year of a PhD at Bangor Business School

For me, Bangor is the perfect place to study, to connect yourself with nature and to open your mind by meeting people from all over the world.

Adekemi Olabisi AdebowaleAdekemi Olabisi Adebowale

Adekemi Olabisi Adebowale – PhD Law

Adekemi is 34 years old and from Nigeria. She is in her third year of studying for a PhD in Law.

Prospective students will definitely find Bangor welcoming because it is a friendly community and the people are always ready to assist and support to make them feel at ease.

Elliott WardElliott Ward

Elliott Ward – MSc Neuroimaging

Elliott Ward from Cambridge is studying MSc Neuroimaging

There is always someone you can email with any kind of problem. There are peer guides who will show you around the town, personal tutors who will know all about your course, not to mention the email buddy system. You never feel like you’re alone as there’s always someone you can get in contact with!

Mitali Soni Mitali Soni

Mitali Soni – MSc Counselling

Mitali Soni is from North London and went to Woodhouse College before coming to Bangor University.

I decided to study in Bangor because it was very different to London, in the sense that it was very open and calm compared to the busy and constant need to be active in London.

Shailaja BakshiShailaja Bakshi

Shailaja Bakshi – PhD in Linguistics and English Language

Shailaja, who is from India, is currently a second year PhD student.

Linguistics is research driven and we as students are encouraged to participate in new research and come up with any new ideas. Also, our department has a very friendly atmosphere where everyone knows each other.

Zexi LiZexi Li

Zexi Li – MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis

Zexi is from Beijing in China. She has recently graduated in a BSc in Psychology and is now studying an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Bangor Psychology has enabled ne to expand my knowledge, grow up healthy, find my career aims and Bangor has been a very good platform to help and support me to achieve my goals.

Nicola BrownNicola Brown

Nicola Brown – Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Nicola Brown is from Llanberis, North Wales and is studying Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology MSc/PGDip/PGCert. Before coming to Bangor she studied at Coleg Menai.

Amazing 1-2-1 support to be had at the Dyslexia Service.

Saniya KulkarniSaniya Kulkarni

Saniya Kulkarni – MSc in Consumer Psychology with Business.

Saniya Kulkarni is from India. She is studying MSc in Consumer Psychology with Business.

Life in Bangor is easy and comfortable as everything is nearby and at a walking distance. Bangor is lovely as it is located between the Snowdon mountains and the menai strait. The sunsets are beautiful from the Bangor pier.

Kayla JonesKayla Jones

Kayla Jones – PhD in Welsh History

Kayla Jones from Asheville, North Carolina in the USA is in the second year of a PhD in Welsh History.

I found out about Bangor University through promotional material from a study abroad event in the US. Coming from a more rural, mountainous community in North Carolina, I wanted a university that wasn’t in a large city and had beautiful scenery, and boy does Bangor deliver!

Syed AslamSyed Aslam

Syed Aslam – Computer Science

Syed Aslam from Pakistan is studying for a PhD in Computer Science.

Being a PhD student is a totally different experience for me from my previous studies. The best thing is that I have to do self-study, which makes me feel free.

Yaxian QiuYaxian Qiu

Yaxian Qiu – PhD in Criminology

Yaxian Qiu is 28 years old and from China. She is in the third year of a PhD in Criminology

Supervisors and researchers here are supportive and knowledgeable, lectures are passionate and articulate. They love to help you with your research ideas and study.

Bukola AdetonwaBukola Adetonwa

Bukola Adetonwa – PhD in Management Studies

Bukola Adetonwa is from Nigeria. She's in her first year studying a PhD in Management Studies.

The Bangor Business School is a great, supportive, multi-diverse establishment made up of very supportive lecturers who guide students through their academic journey.

Elliot SampsonElliot Sampson

Elliot Sampson – MSc Applied Marine Geosciences

Elliot Sampson from Oxfordshire is studying MSc Applied Marine Geosciences.

Bangor is one of the few universities in the UK where it is completely free to join all societies. My favourite club this year is the Canoe Club, where there are weekly trips to local rivers to do white water kayaking.

Gurjiven MalhiGurjiven Malhi

Gurjiven Malhi – MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

Gurjiven is from Hong Kong. Previously, he attended The Education University of Hong Kong (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Education), where he did his undergraduate studies.

The generous ‘Bangor International Scholarship’ and the opportunity to be a Graduate Assistant at SSHES provided additional financial support and the latter also provided valuable work experience.

Radha ShahRadha Shah

Radha Shah – MSc Counselling

Radha’s originally from London and before starting her postgraduate degree, she studied her undergraduate at Bangor. After a few years away in employment, she decided to return and study a Masters.

"During my open day, I just felt at home. Walking around the old buildings and the halls of residence helped to solidify my choice."

Saleh Mohammed Ali AlzamananSaleh Mohammed Ali Alzamanan

Saleh Mohammed Ali Alzamanan – MSc Accounting and Finance

Saleh Mohammed Ali Alzamanan is a postgraduate student at Bangor Business School.

The best thing about living in Bangor is Bangor University and the people are so friendly there. I enjoy my School and time with my friends.

Sarah JabeenSarah Jabeen

Sarah Jabeen – MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology

Sarah Jabeen is 26 years old and is from India.

The course is very enriching. It allows you to choose beyond your core modules and extend your learning in other relevant fields of your choice. For example, I got to study a module in consumer psychology as well.

Suzy ClarksonSuzy Clarkson

Suzy Clarkson – MSc Counselling

Suzy is from North Wales and is stuyding MSc Counselling at Bangor.

I had always been interested in people’s behaviours, communication, and coping styles and had an overwhelming desire to support people. The Counselling course ticked all the boxes for me.

Arpita GargeshArpita Gargesh

Arpita Gargesh – PhD Linguistics

Arpita Gargesh, 29, is from India, studying a PhD in Linguistics.

The most wonderful part about my course is that it allows me to follow my own path when it comes to research, albeit with excellent guidance from my supervisors.

Leanne RowlandsLeanne Rowlands

Leanne Rowlands – PhD Neuropsychology

Leanne Rowlands is from Anglesey. Before she came to study at Bangor she went to Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni (Llangefni High School).

The Psychology department is amazing, there are lots of opportunities for development, and the staff are so supportive.

Isabel VincentIsabel Vincent

Isabel Vincent – PhD in Creative Studies

Isabel Vincent from Cardiff studied both her undergraduate degree and Master's at Bangor and is studying for a PhD

I am undertaking practice led research, looking at transmedia storytelling within science fiction. I left Bangor for a year after my Masters degree, but when I came back up for graduation I knew that I wanted to come back to Bangor to continue my studies. I was fortunate enough to be offered a fee waiver for my PhD.

Jordan GlendenningJordan Glendenning

Jordan Glendenning – PhD in Digital Fiction

Jordan Glendenning is 25, from Darlington, and studied as an undergraduate at Bangor University before commencing a PhD in Digital Fiction. Jordan also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the school.

The support I have received being at Bangor has been fantastic so far, not only from other postgraduates themselves, but from the members of the department, and even support staff from around the university. Everyone is eager to help.

Nebu GeorgeNebu George

Nebu George – PhD in Archaeology

Nebu George is from Mumbai, India. After having completed his undergraduate degree in Archaeology and masters in Celtic Archaeology at Bangor, he is currently pursuing a PhD in Archaeology with period ranging from prehistory to Viking age in Britain.

After having a great experience doing my undergraduate and master’s degree, I had no hesitation in choosing Bangor for a PhD.

Sandra WilliamsSandra Williams

Sandra Williams – MSc Councelling

Sandra Williams lives in Anglesey, attended Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni and attended Coleg Menai as a mature student.

I found the Open Day experience to be a positive one as I talked to a few of the lecturers I realised that people come from all walks of life to come to learn.

Pete SimsPete Sims

Pete Sims – MSc Counselling

Pete is from Manchester and moved to Anglesey (Ynys Mon) 4 years ago. He's a mature student and before applying for Bangor University, worked for various Local Authorities and Voluntary sector organisations in children’s and young people services, for over 30 years.

Bangor has got a great reputation for its teaching and research in Psychology and the student satisfaction awards made it even more appealing!